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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Sharon Kazee to Speak at Andiron Lecture

Dr. Sharon Kazee will be the speaker at the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. The lecture is at 4 p.m., with a social gathering with beverages at 3:45 p.m. Her topic will be “Arts for Our Sake: The Arts Imperative in Today’s Educational Climate.”

Sharon Kazee earned her PhD in educational administration at the University of South Carolina. Before coming to Evansville, she served as the dean and vice president for arts and academics at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, as fine arts coordinator with Greenville County Schools in South Carolina, and curriculum specialist for performing arts with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina. She recently received the Individual Research Initiative Award presented by the Arts Schools Network. Through her active community involvement, she is an advocate for arts and education initiatives.

In today’s educational environment, where uniform curriculum standards and high-stakes accountability are center stage, much of the recent research supporting arts education focuses on the extrinsic benefits of studying the arts. These studies indicate the arts are a vehicle for improvement in areas beyond themselves, such as academic performance, attendance, and behavior.  In contrast, this presentation will focus on the intrinsic value of the arts and why they are essential components of our students’ educational experience. Kazee will discuss her research related to musical expression and the current challenges encountered by arts advocates and educators.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts at 812-488-2589.

* Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

Everyone is invited for Catholic Mass tonight at 9:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Father Alex Zenthoefer from Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Memorial High School will be the celebrant, and will be available at 9 p.m. for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Students will lead the Rosary starting at 9:10 p.m.

* I-House: Mongolia

Know where Ulaanbaatar, Ulaangom, and Uliastay are? If  not - find out this week at I-House: Mongolia, where student Erdene Chuluunhuu will present information on his home country.  Join us Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. Cookies will be available for all in attendance.


* It's Yearbook Picture Time!

Stop by the yearbook table and have your picture taken for the 2012 LinC.  It's FREE for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, exchange students, Intensive English students and non-graduating seniors.

Tuesday,  Oct. 4
Ridgway University Center, first floor
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Ridgway University Center, first floor
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 6
Ridgway University Center, first floor
5 to 9 p.m.


* 2011 LinCs Available at Ridgway University Center

Still haven't picked up your 2011 LinC?

Stop by the yearbook table in Ridgway University Center this week at the following times: Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. to get your book.  If you can't make it during those times, yearbooks can still be picked up in Student Publications, located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.  

* Graduate and Professional School Forum

The Graduate and Professional School Forum is scheduled for next Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:30-8 p.m., in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Faculty members, admission counselors, and alumni pursuing graduate degrees will answer questions on topics such as the decision to go to graduate school; making selections and applying; interviewing; admission processes; and program variants.

The complete list of panelists includes:
Dr. Mark Cirino  English Professor, University of Evansville
Derek Jones ’03  PhD Candidate in Philosophy, Indiana University
Dr. Wesley Durham  Director, Master of Arts in Communication, University of Southern Indiana
Sarah Rathbun  Asst. Director, Graduate Student Recruitment, SPEA Master's Program, Indiana University
Dr. Margaret Stevenson  Psychology Professor, University of Evansville

The hour long Q&A will be followed by a reception where students can talk to panelists informally. All students welcome! Contact with questions. This is sponsored by Career Services and Cooperative Education.


Upcoming Events

* Thursday's "Think Outside the Lunch Box" to Discuss Emerging Economies

UE's Think Outside the Lunch Box Faculty Speaker Series is back for the 2011-12 academic year! The series kicks off Thursday, Oct. 6 at noon. Dan Miller, director of UE's Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, will discuss the terms "BRIC" and "CIVETS" (acronyms for countries with fast-growing economies), then explore the opportunities these markets present for business and personal investing. Miller will speak in the Blue and Gold Room in Old National Bank's downtown headquarters. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more about Miller's presentation.

* Author Michael Martone to Speak at Creative Writing Coffee Hour

Author Michael Martone will speak at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour on Thursday, Oct.  6,  at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Martone, a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., is the author of five books of fiction, most recently, Double-wide: Collected Fiction of Michael Martone (Quarry Books, 2007). His collection of essays, The Flatness and Other Landscapes, won the AWP Award for Nonfiction, and he edited, with Lex Williford, The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. A graduate of The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins, Martone has received two fellowships from the NEA and a grant from the Ingram Merrill Foundation. He is currently a professor at the University of Alabama.

* Kickin' It for the Kids

Together, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers are sponsoring a Kickball Tournament on Friday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. on the intramural field.  The cost will be $40 per team or $60 for 2 teams. They will also be charging a $5 entrance fee or $4 if you purchase your ticket before the event (they will be on sale in Ridgway on Wednesday, Oct. 12 and Thursday, Oct. 13). The proceeds from this event will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. They hope to you see at this event and helping support their cause.  If you have any questions please email or  You can also contact them at (812) 249-7963 or (812) 249-6145.

* InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship invites everyone and anyone to the basement of Neu Chapel (Grabill Lounge) at 8 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday). Come listen to Dr. Sharon Gieselmann and Dr. John Layer speak about their vision for campus and InterVarsity’s mission. Bring your friends and your questions! For more information, please contact Kayla Brenton at

* Zeta Tau Alpha Presents Big Man On Campus

Big Man On Campus will be Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. Admission is $5 with all proceeds benefitting the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation- Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program. The theme this year is NFL with a special presentation by Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders. Please come out and help us fight breast cancer one tackle at a time!


* TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions Dates

A TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Thursday, Oct. 13 for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.   The sessions will be held in the Clifford Rare Books Room in the Library (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Pete Rosen to Speak at Delta Sigma Pi Last Lecture

The first speaker at the Delta Sigma Pi Last Lecture Series will be Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Pete Rosen. The lecture is set for Thursday at 4 p.m. in Room 162, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. This event is open to the campus. Professional dress is required. 

* Order Game Day BBQ!

Game Day BBQ! Orders must be submitted by Tuesday, Oct. 11 at noon.  Pick up will be on Saturday, Oct. 15 on the west side of the campus near the Armory parking lot by the softball field. This is a fundraiser for the Ace’s Strength and Conditioning Department. Please email or call 488-2298 to place an order for either pulled pork by the pound at $8.50 per pound (5 lb. and 10 lb. discounts) or entire pork butts for $22. The S&C department will make phone call reminders on Friday, Oct. 14.  Don’t miss out on great BBQ ready to pick up and eat for the games on Saturday!!

* Linguapalooza Set for Thursday

The Department of Foreign Languages will be having its seventh Annual “Linguapalooza” event on Thursday, Oct. 6. Area high school students have been invited to campus to sharpen their foreign language skills by participating in culture, conversation and interactive sessions throughout the day. The last session will be an initiation to an additional foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Japanese, Russian and Wolof).  Students will also take a tour of campus in their studied language.  Eleven area high schools as well as students from the homeschool community are participating this year with a total of 153 students.  The schools are:  Evansville Day, Jasper, Mater Dei, Southridge, Bosse, Owensboro Catholic, Mt. Vernon, Castle, Reitz, Apollo and Harrison.


* Lunch & Learn on October 12 at Noon!

Mark your calendar!  UE faculty, staff, students and community are invited to attend the free (bring your lunch) Lunch & Learn Session on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from Noon–12:50 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  The session will be presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory on " Saving for College - Take Advantage of UE's Tuition Remission and Much More." Sponsored by:  University of Evansville, Center for Adult Education.  Please contact Judy Caldwell at if you have questions. This event is being presented by the Society for Financial Awareness.

* Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon

University Organist Douglas Reed will present Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 12:15 p.m. The informal program, dubbed The Last Rose of Summer, will include discussion and performance of a bokay [sic] of musical flowers by a variety of composers: Dudley Buck, Joseph Bonnet, and Johannes Brahms. Special features will include the Waltz of the Flowers and Tip Toe Through the Tulips played on that infamous portable reed organ, the accordion.  Refreshments will be served in Neu Chapel narthex following the concert.



Info You Should Know

* UE Bookstore Fall Break Hours

The UE Bookstore will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 and not reopen until Monday, Oct. 10.  Hours on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 10-11 are the regular hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

* Teacher Education Admission Packets Now Available

Teacher Education Admission packets are now available in the School of Education office located in Room 304 in Graves Hall. Your interview will be scheduled when the application and professional education portfolio (live text or hard copy) is submitted. The deadline for submission is Oct. 17.  Scheduled interviews will be conducted on Oct. 24, 25, and 26. Please note: you must meet the following requirements to apply: 1) a passing score on all three praxis 1 tests, or passing SAT or ACT scores, 2) overall GPA 2.8 or better, 3) grade C or better in EDUC 100, 200, 320 or currently enrolled.

Please contact the School of Education office or your advisor if you have any questions.

* Writing Center Closed During Fall Break

The Writing Center will be closed during Fall Break. Doors will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. Anyone wishing to make an appointment at the center may do so online through AceLink: Just click on "Areas," then "Writing Center," then "Create an Appointment." 


* Campus Dining Fall Break Hours

The Cafe Court's last meal will be dinner on Friday, Oct. 8 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  The first meal back is dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 12, and it will be served at normal hours.  Also, Ace's Place and Jazzman's will close at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8.  They will reopen Oct. 13 and resume normal hours.

* Fitness Center Fall Break Hours

Fitness Center Hours for Fall Break are as follows:
Friday, Oct. 7  - 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct, 8  - Closed
Sunday, Oct. 9 – Closed
Monday, Oct. 10 – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11 – 8 a.m.  to 7 p.m.

Regular hours resume Wednesday, Oct. 12

* Sodexo Customer Service Satisfaction

Sodexo is requesting your participation in an important online survey about your recent dining experiences on campus.  In return for your participation, you will receive a coupon for 50% off any tall beverage at Jazzman’s! To log-in now and participate in this online survey, please visit and use Log-in ID 79404 .The survey will take about 7-9 minutes max to complete and will only be available from Oct. 3-16. Questions about the survey may be directed to Lindsey Mitchell at



* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science, presented, "A Brief Introduction to Information-Theoretic Teleodynamics" at an Info-Metrics Symposium held this past Monday at American University in Washington DC. The presentation reported on work programmed by UE cognitive science and philosophy major, Christopher Harrison, as part of his UExplore project from this past summer. Beavers was also recently invited to speak at the third International Conference on Proportionality, Quantitative Justice and Fairness to be held at the School of Law, University of Lisbon, Portugal, May 22-24.



* Women's Golf Finishes Seventh At Butler Invitational

Lauren Ellerman recorded a final round total of 79 to lead the University of Evansville women’s golf team to a seventh place finish at the Butler Invitational. 

Ellerman, who tallied a 74 on Monday, came in with a 79 to finish in a tie for 15th place.  She finished two shots ahead of Sydnek Skiles, who recorded a 155.  She shot a 76 on Tuesday, the top round for UE.

Cathy Doyle finished in a tie for 28th place with a 158 and was followed by Alyssa Key (161) and Dana Hayden (179).

Host Butler took the team championship, finishing with a 591.  The Bulldogs were led by the individual champion; Michele Nash, who wrapped up the tournament with a 142.  Butler had three of the top seven finishers.

IUPUI finished four shots behind with a 595 while Indiana State shot a 601 to take third.  Evansville finished with a 627 to take seventh place. 

Evansville will have two weeks off before returning to the course on Oct. 17 for the Dayton Invitational.

* Aces Men Take Fourth At Butler Invitational

Griffin Wood shot a 6-under 66 in Tuesday’s final round of the Butler Invitational as the Purple Aces men’s golf team took fourth place. 

Wood’s final round was the top score on Tuesday as he rose to fifth place with a three-round total of 212.  Quinn Vilneff was the second Aces on the board, finishing in a tie for 13th with a 217.  Vilneff carded a 74 on Tuesday.

Michael Sainz, who was 2-under par after a pair of rounds, dropped to a tie for 16th after posting a 78 in the third round.  Neal Millay tied for 22nd with a 220 while Andrew Luo was a stroke behind in a tie for 24th.

IUPUI rallied for a four-shot win, notching an 849 to finish ahead of Butler.  Valparaiso came in third with an 860, followed by UE’s 861.

Andrew Wegeng of Butler was the individual winner, finishing with a three-round total of 208.  He finished just a stroke ahead of David Lawrence of Eastern Illinois.

Evansville will have two weeks off before returning to the course on Oct. 17 for the Dayton Invitational.



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